Support Groups in Vancouver, BC

Navigating Grief & Loss
A Six-week virtual counselling group to help clients learn how to navigate grief and loss. The group begins on Monday. February 12, and will run for six week. The fee for the group is pay what you can. Recommend amount ...
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Hosted by Emergence Counselling & Wellness Inc.
Counsellor, RCC, CCC, RPsych
Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6E
A Six-week virtual counselling group to help clients learn how to navigate grief and loss. The group begins on Monday. February 12, and will run for six week. The fee for the group is pay what you can. Recommend amount ...
(604) 305-2884 View (604) 305-2884
Online Clinical Supervision/Consultation
Meet Sandy, an experienced clinical supervisor who is passionate about helping clinicians to deepen their practice. With a philosophy that emphasizes ongoing reflection, learning, and personal growth, Sandy offers online clinical supervision for a diverse range of professionals, including practicum ...
Photo of Sandy Kirkwood, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Sandy Kirkwood
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6Z
Meet Sandy, an experienced clinical supervisor who is passionate about helping clinicians to deepen their practice. With a philosophy that emphasizes ongoing reflection, learning, and personal growth, Sandy offers online clinical supervision for a diverse range of professionals, including practicum ...
(778) 719-6671 View (778) 719-6671
How to Reduce Reactivity Workshops.
Weekend and evening groups. Info on the workshop - counselling-vancouver.com /workshops Free video - counselling-vancouver.com /register You will learn: Information on your relationship challenges. To interrupt reactivity. How boundaries and self-esteem interact. To identify strategies we use that create discord ...
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Hosted by Turning Point Therapy
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6C
Weekend and evening groups. Info on the workshop - counselling-vancouver.com /workshops Free video - counselling-vancouver.com /register You will learn: Information on your relationship challenges. To interrupt reactivity. How boundaries and self-esteem interact. To identify strategies we use that create discord ...
(855) 912-7733 View (855) 912-7733
Allura Sex Therapy: Reclaiming Desire
Do you struggle with low sexual desire? You may be feeling like there’s something wrong with you - maybe you once loved sex and wanted it, and now feel nervous, uneasy, or even panicked at the thought of sex. It ...
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Hosted by Erin Davidson, Sex & Relationship Therapist
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6C
Do you struggle with low sexual desire? You may be feeling like there’s something wrong with you - maybe you once loved sex and wanted it, and now feel nervous, uneasy, or even panicked at the thought of sex. It ...
(581) 222-4914 View (581) 222-4914
Making Sense of Trauma
Photo of Antonio Guzman, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Antonio Guzman
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, EMDR-CT, CAC
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V5L
(866) 986-5775 View (866) 986-5775
"Recharge Groups"
For people with intense emotions and overwhelming thoughts. This group is designed to support you build an emotional regulation toolkit. We learn about the function of emotions, talk about how to identify and name emotions How to reduce the intensity ...
Photo of Regina Banales-Lopez, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Regina Banales-Lopez
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6K
For people with intense emotions and overwhelming thoughts. This group is designed to support you build an emotional regulation toolkit. We learn about the function of emotions, talk about how to identify and name emotions How to reduce the intensity ...
(705) 805-6759 View (705) 805-6759
Webinars/Seminars/Keynotes & Group Treatment
Note: Offering online customized workplace webinars/keynotes on various mental health wellness topics for small to large groups. Small group treatment program (4-weeks) available for organizations wishing to provide anxiety management for employees. In-person upon request.
Photo of Rita Schnarr I Schnarr Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Rita Schnarr I Schnarr Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCC
Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6E
Note: Offering online customized workplace webinars/keynotes on various mental health wellness topics for small to large groups. Small group treatment program (4-weeks) available for organizations wishing to provide anxiety management for employees. In-person upon request.
(778) 654-2991 View (778) 654-2991
Resisting Depression
Matty Devenish Therapy is offering a group for those who are interested in understanding and resisting the influence of Depression. Many people have consulted with me about their struggles with Depression. They've shared feeling consumed by: negative, hate-filled thoughts about ...
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Hosted by Matty Devenish
Counsellor, MSW, RSW
Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6J
Matty Devenish Therapy is offering a group for those who are interested in understanding and resisting the influence of Depression. Many people have consulted with me about their struggles with Depression. They've shared feeling consumed by: negative, hate-filled thoughts about ...
(855) 733-8099 View (855) 733-8099
Resilient Minds...Kids Anxiety Groups
VPC is pleased to offer an evidence-based, fun group experience to help ease anxiety in kids. In a friendly environment, this will help members to 'get' what anxiety is all about + will teach skills to overcome anxiety. Educating kids ...
Photo of Vancouver Psychology Centre, Psychologist in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Vancouver Psychology Centre
Psychologist, PsyDs, PhDs, RCCs, BCATR, CCC
Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V5Y
VPC is pleased to offer an evidence-based, fun group experience to help ease anxiety in kids. In a friendly environment, this will help members to 'get' what anxiety is all about + will teach skills to overcome anxiety. Educating kids ...
(866) 588-2710 View (866) 588-2710
First Aid for Anxiety
In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of what anxiety is as well as have an opportunity to practice some coping strategies to help manage it.
Photo of Rebekkah Stainton, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Rebekkah Stainton
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6K
In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of what anxiety is as well as have an opportunity to practice some coping strategies to help manage it.
(604) 706-1899 View (604) 706-1899
Woman's Betrayal Trauma Treatment Group
This group supports individuals to heal from issues as a result of betrayal trauma which include self-esteem, body image, trust and connection to your higher power. It is a judgment and shame free space whether you stay in your relationship ...
Photo of Soraya Mortimer, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Soraya Mortimer
Counsellor, MA, MFT, RCC, CSAT
Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6Z
This group supports individuals to heal from issues as a result of betrayal trauma which include self-esteem, body image, trust and connection to your higher power. It is a judgment and shame free space whether you stay in your relationship ...
(226) 270-5188 View (226) 270-5188
The Art of Repair
Taking the shame out of conflict. What it means to repair, how it works and how to be successful at it. This will be a sharing and listening workshop, with class participation in a non judgmental space. This 2 hour ...
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Hosted by Sensual Soul Wellness
RTCc
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6B
Taking the shame out of conflict. What it means to repair, how it works and how to be successful at it. This will be a sharing and listening workshop, with class participation in a non judgmental space. This 2 hour ...
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Psychedelic Integration Group Therapy Program
The Qi Psychedelic Integration Group Therapy Program, run in partnership with The Flying Sage, blends the transformative power of psychedelic preparation and integration with the empowering impact of a shared group therapy experience. Psychedelic experiences can be some of the ...
Photo of Joney Poon, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Joney Poon
Counsellor, RCH, ACCT, PAP
Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6J
The Qi Psychedelic Integration Group Therapy Program, run in partnership with The Flying Sage, blends the transformative power of psychedelic preparation and integration with the empowering impact of a shared group therapy experience. Psychedelic experiences can be some of the ...
(902) 706-5094 View (902) 706-5094
Reviving the Lost Art of Cherishing March 10/20
Human beings are incredibly and intricately wired for social connection, but the majority of people simply do not receive enough deep, thoughtful, nuanced, tender care. We are aching to be held and received in reverence and presence. Learn how to ...
Photo of Sara Kammerzell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Sara Kammerzell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Sara Kammerzell, M Ed, RCC, CCC
Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6B
Human beings are incredibly and intricately wired for social connection, but the majority of people simply do not receive enough deep, thoughtful, nuanced, tender care. We are aching to be held and received in reverence and presence. Learn how to ...
(604) 992-9954 View (604) 992-9954
Cook with a Counsellor-Culinary Art Group
Inspired by one of my clients who got joy when baking, I developed the cook with a counsellor program to help people with mindful eating and stay focused during cooking. Eating healthy is essential for self-care. If you like food ...
Photo of Claire (Junjie) Zhang, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Claire (Junjie) Zhang
Counsellor, MBA, MACP, RCC
Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6B
Inspired by one of my clients who got joy when baking, I developed the cook with a counsellor program to help people with mindful eating and stay focused during cooking. Eating healthy is essential for self-care. If you like food ...
(873) 502-4155 View (873) 502-4155
DBT Adolescent Group: Tuesday nights (4:30pm-6pm)
The DBT skills group program is a 26 week course that teaches DBT related skills such as managing and coping with overwhelming emotions (emotion regulation), building healthy relationships (interpersonal effectiveness), and tolerating emotional distress without making matters worse (distress tolerance) ...
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Hosted by DBT Centre of Vancouver
Treatment Centre, PhD, RPsych, MA, RCC
Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6Z
The DBT skills group program is a 26 week course that teaches DBT related skills such as managing and coping with overwhelming emotions (emotion regulation), building healthy relationships (interpersonal effectiveness), and tolerating emotional distress without making matters worse (distress tolerance) ...
(778) 767-2429 View (778) 767-2429
Virtual Trauma-Informed DBT Group
A virtual 15 week DBT-informed group for those who have experienced trauma starting January 2024. This group teaches the DBT skills of Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance and Emotion Regulation. We incorporate information on trauma responses and added resources and ...
Photo of Adriana Leone, Registered Social Worker in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Adriana Leone
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6B
A virtual 15 week DBT-informed group for those who have experienced trauma starting January 2024. This group teaches the DBT skills of Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance and Emotion Regulation. We incorporate information on trauma responses and added resources and ...
(548) 490-7555 View (548) 490-7555
Reclaiming Desire: Low Desire Mindfulness Group
Do you struggle with low sexual desire? You may be feeling like there’s something wrong with you - maybe you once loved sex and wanted it, and now feel nervous, uneasy, or even panicked at the thought of sex. It ...
Photo of Allura Sex Therapy Centre, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Allura Sex Therapy Centre
Counsellor, MCP, RCC, CST
Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6C
Do you struggle with low sexual desire? You may be feeling like there’s something wrong with you - maybe you once loved sex and wanted it, and now feel nervous, uneasy, or even panicked at the thought of sex. It ...
(604) 245-1105 View (604) 245-1105
Support Group for Care Workers
This is a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive online space for support workers, healthcare providers, and other people in care work. We will focus on community support, learning and sharing different experiences towards collective care, and explore somatic invitations to centre ourselves ...
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Hosted by Maïté Ledig
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V5T
This is a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive online space for support workers, healthcare providers, and other people in care work. We will focus on community support, learning and sharing different experiences towards collective care, and explore somatic invitations to centre ourselves ...
(343) 429-6439 View (343) 429-6439
Relationship Resilience in Uncertain Times
A 6 week online course for 30+ year olds to transform their relationships - one courageous conversation at a time
Photo of Michael Talbot-Kelly Inc, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Michael Talbot-Kelly Inc
Counsellor, MH, MA, RCC1448
Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6R
A 6 week online course for 30+ year olds to transform their relationships - one courageous conversation at a time
(587) 507-4654 View (587) 507-4654

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Vancouver Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Vancouver is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Vancouver are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.

Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Vancouver allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types such as Mindfulness Based group therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.

As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.

Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.

Group therapy and support groups in Vancouver can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.